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Is Working From Home Really Best for You?

By: Daniel Rosen July 19, 2022

Is it your dream to work from home?!

Well, on this week’s Podcast, I talk about the realities of starting a business from home, the benefits of working remotely, the downsides you might not have thought about, and how to maintain a work/life balance!

 

To those who have never done it, working from home seems like a dream…

They imagine sleeping in until the last minute, jumping out of bed, brewing some coffee, throwing on a nice shirt over pajama bottoms, smiling through their Zoom meetings, running some errands, doing some yoga, and maybe even working on their side-hustle during some downtime, and at the end of the day unplugging from the office by simply closing their laptop.

But the problem is that dream is a fantasy. Freedom requires discipline and flexibility.

People forget there’s still a whole lot of work to be done. 

And in our ultra-connected world, people that work remotely can often feel like they’re trapped somewhere between always at home and always at work. 

Now, there are so many benefits to working from home (and I’m going to cover a lot of them), but downsides do exist. They need to be recognized and discussed so you can adapt to them. 

How does this relate to us?

According to the National Association of Small Businesses, 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. 

Before the Pandemic, the Pew Research Center found that only 20% of U.S. workers (with jobs that could be done remotely) were actually working from home.

But in 2022, the PRC found that nearly 60% of U.S. workers (with jobs that can be done remotely) were working from home.

That’s a huge difference. The pandemic changed everything!

That massive cultural shift opened a pandora's box of issues that large companies, small businesses, and individuals suddenly had to adapt to. 

Humbly, I have to admit that CRC was ahead of the curve. We’ve been a remote-first company since before the pandemic. 

Credit Repair Cloud started in my kitchen! I ran it in my bathrobe until just a few years ago. 

And you may be surprised to learn that I love going to the office!

The reason is that when we opened this office here in Venice, California, it finally allowed me to separate my work life from my home life. 

Until that moment, I was obsessed with my business. I was eating terribly, and I didn’t really sleep. Or bathe. Or brush my teeth. I just rolled out of bed and worked around the clock. 

I was ALWAYS at “the office,” and it wasn’t healthy.

I put on over 100 pounds from the stress of it.

So I knew I desperately needed a place where I could work, focus, and at the end of the day unplug. The new office saved me. 

I was finally able to leave my work mindset behind, leave Daniel Rosen, Founder and CEO of Credit Repair Cloud behind, and get back to being Daniel…the guy with a life, a girlfriend, pets, and a Harley. Otherwise, it was going to kill me. 

So, I need the office. But that’s just me…

The thing to remember is EVERYONE is different!

We have nearly 50 people who've made over a million dollars in Credit Repair Cloud, and nearly all work from home. Our team here at Credit Repair Cloud is over 100 people, and most of them work from home. 

Some people hate working from home, some flourish, and others need help with the transition. 

If you’re starting your own business, you’re probably doing it from home, and many of you are probably experiencing the same ups and downs I did.

Building a business from home was a struggle for me, but I did it for many years, and it taught me a lot and prepared me to run a fully remote company. 

It also taught me that freedom requires discipline and flexibility. 

In other words, you may not have a long commute anymore, but there are still a lot of potholes to avoid. 

If you list “The benefits and downsides of working remotely,” the benefits far outweigh the downsides. But you may not be prepared for those downsides.

The number one reason people say they want to work from home is “freedom.”

You can set your schedule, you can work at your own pace, and you don’t have to deal with someone standing over your shoulder micromanaging.

But that freedom can also bring a feeling of isolation. You can feel like you’re not part of a group, and that lack of connection can be linked to depression.

“No commute” and “being able to do your job from anywhere” is also near the top of the list of benefits…

According to a 2021 Bankrate survey, 57% of people said remote working had a positive impact on their finances. 

You don’t need to pay for business suits, crazy gas prices, or waste your life in traffic. You might even ditch your vehicle or leave the city altogether and save a fortune.

But that lack of a defined workspace, not traveling to an office, means you may always feel like you’re at work. And the more REMOTE you are, the more you might need to spend on your home office, just to stay connected.

“More time spent with family” is another huge benefit…

You can’t put a price tag on more time with your family. Being more visible, present, and flexible with your time will mean the world to the people you love. 

Some believe the downside of being home more means you have less opportunity to network among your colleagues and advance your career.

But I would say, more important than networking, if you’re not disciplined, and you don’t set boundaries, that can lead to poor time management or worse, being overworked, and then you aren’t even enjoying the greatest benefit of working remotely. 

Here’s what you need to know…

Working remotely and especially starting a business from home is an incredible experience. It’s the future of business, and the future is now. 

But we can’t live the dream without confronting and adapting to reality. 

If you’re concerned that freedom will lead to isolation, there are tools and processes to building a strong remote workplace culture.

Here at CRC, we do daily/weekly/and annual check-ins to make sure our team is satisfied and happy and feels connected. We have virtual hangouts, Wellness Training, and guest speakers to keep our team engaged and communicating. 

You’re going to need to do this as you start to grow a team. 

You have to remember that the more spread out your team is, the more proactive you need to be in order to build a collaborative environment.  

When starting a business from home, freedom means you can build whatever you want, whenever you want, but it also means isolation is a serious issue because you need alone time, especially in the beginning. 

To the small business owner, freedom and independence also mean you can give up at any time. So you have to be focused. 

If you’re going to start a business from home or work from home, you need to be disciplined and flexible.

If you’re concerned that working from home means you won’t have a defined workspace, and you won’t be able to form a work-life balance, then BUILD a designated, separated workspace!

One of our Millionaires Club Members, Ricardo Soto, works from home, and he defined his workspace by turning his apartment coat closet into his office. He said it was just barely big enough for a little desk, a computer, and a chair. But he’d open the closet door, and BOOM. He was at work. Then, when he was done for the day, he left his business inside that closet. 

Working From Home can be done! You just need to find a system that works and stick to it. That goes for small business owners, big companies, and individual employees.

Here at CRC, we built a team of people from around the world, finding the best talent wherever they live. But to do this means we all must be flexible and understand people's cultures, schedules, and work styles.

But I’m here to tell you… it works.  

There are so many benefits of starting a business from home, running a remote business, and working from home that there’s not enough time to discuss them all.

But it’s also important to learn the downsides – so you can prepare for them. That’s how you truly live the work-from-home dream!

I’ll end by saying…

If you don’t already have a Credit Repair Cloud account, check it out. It’s the software that most Credit Repair businesses in America run on. Just sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial at CreditRepairCloud.com/freetrial

And If you’d like me to hold you by the hand as you launch your own credit repair business, check out our Credit Hero Challenge!

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It’s an amazing program where you’ll learn the processes that have made millionaires, and it costs less than you'll spend taking your family to McDonald’s for dinner.

We’ve got another challenge starting in a few days, so grab your spot right now at CreditHeroChallenge.com!

Until then, remember, keep the facts on your side…

And keep changing lives!

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Transcript

Daniel Rosen 0:00
Hey credit heroes. Is it your dream to work from home? Well, today I'm going to talk about the realities of starting a business from home. The benefits of working remotely, the downsides you may not have thought about and how to maintain a work life balance, so you better stick around. So the big question is this, how can we take our passion for helping people with their credit and turn it into a successful business? Without taking loans without spending a fortune by bootstrapping it from nothing? So we can help the most people and steel become highly profitable? That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answer. My name is Daniel Rosen, and welcome to Credit Repair Business Secrets. If this is your first time listening to my podcast, every week, I cover industry news, financial tips and entrepreneurial advice for bootstrapping your business from nothing. This show is an essential how to guide for business owners, and there's no other podcast like it, so be sure to click on that subscribe button now and get ready to start changing lives. Okay, so today we're going to talk about working remotely, something that most of us say we want, but not everyone thinks all the way through. It's not just about being on zoom in your pyjamas. No freedom requires discipline and flexibility. And that's why I'm going to explain the incredible benefits, as well as the downsides of working remotely. And I'm going to tell you ways that you can maintain a work life balance, especially when starting a business from home. Now before we get started, this podcast is brought to you by Credit Hero Score. Credit Hero Score is the only credit monitoring service that integrates directly with Credit Repair Cloud, get instant access to your credit reports and scores by signing up for a seven day trial for only $1. Sign up right now at credit hero score.com.

Okay, let's get into this. To those who have never done it. Working from home. It seems like a dream. They imagined sleeping in until the last minute jumping out of bed, brewing some coffee throwing on a nice shirt over there pyjama bottoms, smiling through their zoom meetings, and then running some errands, doing some yoga, and maybe even working on their side hustle during some downtime, and at the end of the day, unplugging from the office by simply closing their laptop. But the problem is that dream is a fantasy. People forget that there's a whole lot of work to be done. And in our ultra connected world, remote workers can often feel like they're trapped somewhere between always at home, and always at work. Now, there are so many benefits to working remotely, and I'm going to cover a lot of them. But downsides. They do exist, and they need to be addressed and adapted to. So how does this relate to us? Well, according to the National Association of small businesses, 69% of us entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. Now before the pandemic, the Pew Research Centre found that only 20% of US workers with jobs that could be done remotely, only 20% were actually working from home. But in 2022, the PRC found that 60% of US workers with jobs that can be done remotely, were working from home. And that's a huge difference. The pandemic changed everything. That massive cultural shift, it opened up Pandora's box of issues that large companies small companies and individuals suddenly had to adapt to. Now I have to admit that CRC, we were ahead of the curve. We've been a remote first company since well before the pandemic credit repair cloud. It started in my kitchen, and I ran it from my bathrobe until just a couple of years ago. But you might be surprised to learn that I love coming here to the office. Now the reason is when we opened this office here in Venice Beach, California, it finally gave me the ability to separate my work life from my home life. Until that moment, I was obsessed with our business. I was eating terribly. I didn't really sleep or bathe or brush my teeth. No I would roll out of bed. And then I just worked and worked around the clock because I was always at work. And that wasn't healthy. And from the stress of all that I put on over 100 pounds. So I knew I desperately needed a place where I could work focus. And then at the end of the day, I could unplug, and this office saved me, I was finally able to leave my work mindset behind leave Daniel Rosen, the the founder and CEO of credit repair cloud behind and get back to being Daniel, the guy with a life a girlfriend, Pat's a Harley, otherwise, it was going to kill me. So I needed the office for that. But that's just me. But the thing to remember is, everyone is different. We have nearly 50 people who've made over a million dollars in credit repair cloud, and nearly all of them work from home. And our team here inside credit repair cloud is over 100 people and most of them work from home. Some people hate working from home, some flourish, working from home, and others need help with a transition. Now, if you're starting your own business, you're probably doing it from home. And many of you are probably experiencing the same ups and downs that I did. And for me, building a business from home, it was a struggle. But I did it for so many years. And it taught me a lot. And it prepared me to run a fully remote company. It also taught me that freedom requires discipline, and it requires flexibility. In other words, you may not have a long commute anymore, but there's still a lot of potholes to avoid. Here's why this is important. If you make a list of the benefits and downsides of working remotely, the benefits, they far outweigh the downsides, but you may not be prepared for those downsides. For example, the number one reason that people say they want to work remotely is for freedom. You can set your own schedule, you can work at your own pace, and you don't have to deal with somebody standing over your shoulder micromanaging. But that freedom can also bring a feeling of isolation, you can feel like, like you're not part of a group. And that lack of connection can lead to depression. And no commute and being able to do your job from anywhere is also near the list of benefits. According to a 2021 bank rate survey. 57% of people said remote working had a positive impact on their finances. You don't need to pay for business suits crazy gas prices, or waste your life and traffic. You might even ditch your vehicle. Or you may leave the city altogether and save a fortune. But that lack of a defined workspace and not travelling to an office. It means you may always feel like you're at work. And the more remote you are, the more you might need to spend on your home office just to stay connected. More time spent with family is another huge benefit. You can't put a price tag on more time with your family. Being more visible, present and flexible with your time, it's going to mean the world to the people that you love. Now, some people believe that the downside of being home more means that you have less of an opportunity to network with your colleagues, or even to advance your career. But I would say more than networking. If you are home more, but you aren't disciplined or you don't set boundaries that can lead to poor time management or worse, becoming overworked and then you aren't even enjoying the greatest benefit of working remotely. Here's what you need to know, working remotely, and especially starting a business from home. It's an incredible experience. It's the future of business, and the future is now but we can't live the dream without confronting and adapting to reality. Now, if you're concerned that freedom will lead to isolation, there are tools and processes to building a strong remote workplace culture. Here at credit repair cloud. We do daily, weekly, and annual check ins to make sure that our team is satisfied and happy and that they feel connected. We have virtual Hangouts. We have wellness training and guest speakers to keep our team engaged and to keep them communicating. And you're going to need to do this too. As you start to grow a team. You've got to remember that the more spread out your team is, the more proactive you need to be in order to build a collaborative environment when starting a business from home Freedom. It means that you can build whatever you want, whenever you want. But it also means isolation, okay? Because you need alone time, especially at the beginning. But freedom and independence to the small business owner also means that you can give up at any time. If you're going to start a business from home, or work from home, you need to be disciplined and flexible. If you're concerned that working from home means you won't have a defined workspace, and you won't be able to form a work life balance, then build a defined separated workspace, one of our Millionaire's club members, Ricardo Soto, he works from home. And he defined his workspace by turning his apartment coat closet into his office, he said it was just barely big enough for a little desk, a computer and a chair. But he'd open that closet door and boom, he was at work. And then when it was done for the day, he left his business by closing that door. And I thought that was really clever. working remotely, it can be done, you just need to find a system that works and stick to it. And that goes for small business owners, big companies, and even individual employees. Here at credit repair cloud, we have built a team of over 100 people from all over the world, finding the very best talent wherever they live. But to do this means that we have to be flexible, and we have to understand people's cultures, schedules and work styles. But I'm here to tell you, it works. It really, really works. There are so many benefits to starting a business from home, running a remote business, and even working remotely. There's not even enough time to talk about them all. But it's also important to learn the downsides so that you can prepare for them. And that is how you truly live the work from home dream.

Now just a reminder, this podcast is brought to you by credit hero score. Granted euroscore is the only credit monitoring service that integrates directly with credit repair cloud, get instant access to your credit reports and scores by signing up for a seven day trial for only $1. Sign up right now at credit heroes score.com. And now for my favourite part of the episode, our community highlight. Each week I feature one of our credit heroes inside our credit repair cloud Facebook community so that you can see firsthand what real people are doing as they launch and grow their business. And today's spotlight is on Sherelle Henry white. A few days ago, a member of our community asked, Does anybody know the easiest way to get clients, I have tried advertising everywhere I can't. And it's really not working. And that's when Sherelle stepped in and said, I did what Daniel suggested. And I created a contest where they signed up and entered to receive three months of Free Credit Repair. This not only yielded me about 50 new leads, but I actually had a chance to help the winners improve their credit. One of my first free clients bought a home because of the work I did for her. It works isn't Sherelle amazing. Not only did she take action and apply what she learned, but she got the lead she wanted, she changed some lives, and she passed her knowledge on to others who needed it Sherelle if you are watching, you are a real credit hero. And that's what I love about our community. We lift each other up. Thank you Sherelle and keep up the good work. I'll end by saying if you don't already have a Credit Repair Cloud account, check it out. It's the software that most credit repair businesses in America run on. Just sign up for a 30 day free trial at creditrepaircloud.com/freetrial. And if you'd like me to hold you by the hand, as you launch your own credit repair business, check out our credit hero challenge. It's a live experience that has helped tonnes of credit heroes to get their first clients get certified in disputing and gain confidence as they launch their credit repair business on a solid foundation. So they can change a whole lot of lives and make a great living in the process. We're starting the next challenge very soon. So you want to join before the doors close, or you're going to have a long wait until the next one. So sign up now at credit hero challenge.com. And if you're finding value in what I share on this podcast, be sure to click to subscribe and leave me your questions and your comments because I read each and every one of them. Be sure to visit my blog if you'd like to read the show notes. And if you have a question that you'd like me to add Answer, drop it down in the comment section, and I'll be sure to answer it during a later episode. And until then, make that dream of working from home a reality and keep changing lives. Want to fast track to creating an amazing business that helps people changes lives and makes you a great living in the process. Then I'd like to invite you to my free online training at creditrepaircloud.com/freetraining. In this free training, you will learn how to get clients willing to pay you even if you're just starting out how to get easy credit repair results without being an expert, and how to get all the clients you'll ever need without paying for advertising. Again, this training is absolutely free. Just visit creditrepaircloud.com/freetraining.

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